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Where You Grow, I Grow

Redwoods at Muir Woods

The sequoia redwood trees located in California, are some of the biggest trees in the world.  Reaching up to 275 feet tall, they have rather shallow roots in comparison to their height.  The width of their roots, however, is quite impressive.  With some extending out 100 feet, their roots intertwine with those of the other surrounding redwood trees.  They have no tap root to anchor it to the earth;  their strength and stability comes from their community.  All like minded, with the same purpose...

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Blessed Assurance

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"And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect.  So we will not be afraid of the day of judgement, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.  Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.  If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love."                             1 John 4:17-18 (NLT) I can vividly remember as a child...

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Listen for the Rattle

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This was not on today's list of things to do.  I have about twenty other tasks to accomplish today, but as I was reading this morning, I felt compelled to write it down and share.  This past weekend, we had a wonderful speaker, Diane Mullins, at our church who shared a powerful message on healing and wholeness.  Without rehashing the entire sermon, I'll jump right into the point that has stuck with me for days...

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Just For You

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This post has been something that I have wrestled with lately.  It has been on my heart to share, but seemed like a tall order to write.  My goal is to always be prayerful and led of the Spirit in what I say, and this topic felt even more critical to do so.  Todays world looks different than it did 30 years ago.  Somehow black and white areas have become gray, and no longer are there real "definitions" of anything.  From politics to religion, everything seems to be up for debate.  Somewhere along the line,...

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